Vote for your favorite novel at The Great Montana Read. You can choose from 31 novels which have been nominated for Montana’s best loved novel. Voting will remain in effect through December 31st. All novels submitted had to meet certain criteria and have “firm connections to Montana.” Head on over to their website and vote for your favorite today!
We had so much fun with last year’s escape room that we decided to do another one this year. We chose the day before Thanksgiving which, in retrospect, might not have been the best day to do it. Some kids weren’t able to come due to holiday travel plans. Regardless, we had twenty kids participate.
This year’s theme was “Escape from the Art Gallery.” There were six puzzles for the kids to solve. The final puzzle’s answer opened a locked box full of candy. We’ve found candy to be a better incentive for kids to solve puzzles rather than, say, boiled spinach.
The artist who painted Eye of the Tiger is Nicole Toth, my daughter. Before painting this, she had only done pencil sketches, some of which were published in an art journal when she was in high school. This was her first painting.